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After a meeting between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and a member of the Qatari royal family, Sheikh Abdullah Al Thani, Saudi Arabia said Thursday it is reopening its border with Qatar to allow Qataris to attend the hajj. AP hide caption

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Despite Rift, Saudi Arabia Says It Will Allow Qatari Pilgrims To Attend Hajj

Qatar has been isolated by neighboring countries in a heated diplomatic standoff. But Saudi Arabia has announced it plans to open its border to allow pilgrims from the tiny Gulf country.

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, seen walking into the Rose Garden in June, gave an interview with the liberal magazine The American Prospect, discussing trade and administration in-fighting. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Bannon, Unplugged: White House Strategist Pushes Trade Agenda, Undercuts Colleagues

Steve Bannon called a liberal journalist to talk China, white nationalism and his "fight" with others in the administration. "They're wetting themselves," he says of his State Department rivals.

Tunisian women gather to celebrate Women's Day on Aug. 13 in Tunis. On the same day, the country's president announced the review of a law requiring that a man receive twice the share of an inheritance as a woman. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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As Tunisia Weighs Women's Rights Proposal, Some Of The Staunchest Opponents Are Women

Tunisia's president is pushing for his country to become the first in the Arab world to ensure equality between men and women in inheritance laws. Currently, a man's share equals that of two women.

Mary Grams, 84, holds a carrot that grew through her engagement ring in Alberta, Canada. Grams, who lost her diamond ring 13 years ago while pulling weeds in her garden, is wearing it proudly again after her daughter-in-law pulled it from the ground on a misshapen carrot. Iva Harberg/AP hide caption

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Found: 1-Carrot Diamond Ring

Thirteen years ago, Mary Grams of Alberta, Canada, lost her engagement ring while working on the family farm. This week, her daughter-in-law found the heirloom, bizarrely adorning a vegetable.

President Trump has said he is considering a pardon for former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was recently convicted on federal criminal contempt charges. Trump is holding a rally in Phoenix next Tuesday. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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Phoenix Mayor Asks Trump To Delay Visit, Hoping For 'More Sound Judgment'

President Trump says he's "seriously considering" a pardon for former Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Doing so would "enflame emotions and further divide our nation," says Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton.

Brandon Martinez, 16, lies in a hospital bed while his father Jose de Jesus Martinez visits him in the intensive care unit at North Central Baptist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Courtesy of Alex Galvez hide caption

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He Crossed The Border In A Packed, Unventilated Trailer And Survived

Brandon Martinez, 16, was one of nearly 40 undocumented immigrants found in a trailer in San Antonio. His father laments that his son suffered so much to cross the border, just like he did.

He Crossed The Border In A Packed, Unventilated Trailer And Survived

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The maternal mortality rate in the U.S. is the highest among affluent nations. Researchers believe that with better education, postpartum nurses could help mothers identify life-threatening complications. Mart Klein/Getty Images hide caption

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Many Nurses Lack Knowledge Of Health Risks To Mothers After Childbirth

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A nationwide survey shows that postpartum nurses often fail to warn mothers about potentially life-threatening complications following childbirth, mainly because they need more education themselves.

Many Nurses Lack Knowledge Of Health Risks To Mothers After Childbirth

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Binge-drinking sounds like an all-night bender, but here's a reality check: Many social drinkers may "binge" without knowing it. Women who drink four or more drinks on an occasion are binge-drinking. Ann Boyajian/Getty Images/Illustration Works hide caption

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With Heavy Drinking On The Rise, How Much Is Too Much?

Binge-drinking sounds like an all-night bender, but here's a reality check: Many social drinkers may "binge" without knowing it. Women who drink four or more drinks on an occasion are binge-drinking.

With Heavy Drinking On The Rise, How Much Is Too Much?

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Probiotic Bacteria Could Protect Newborns From Deadly Infection

Each year more than 600,000 babies die of sepsis. Researchers have found a simple way to prevent it: Feed babies probiotic bacteria that are common in kimchi, pickles and other fermented vegetables.

Probiotic Bacteria Could Protect Newborns From Deadly Infection

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EMA's new album, Exile in the Outer Ring, is out August 25. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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First Listen: EMA, 'Exile In The Outer Ring'

One of indie rock's most creative thinkers confronts the marginal world where rural red meets urban blue.

Exile in the Outer Ring

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Marina Satti and dancers rehearsing for the music video to "Mantissa," a "love song to yourself" that has become an anthem for young Greeks facing unemployment due to the debt crisis. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Greek Summer Hit Fills A Generation With Hope

Marina Satti's song "Mantissa" ("Seer") has resonated with a generation of young Greeks trying to stay optimistic after the country's debt crisis and austerity.

A Greek Summer Hit Fills A Generation With Hope

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